Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Network
Resurrection Medical Center
Occupational Therapy Department
7435 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60631
773-792-5047

The Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Program at Resurrection Medical Center provides comprehensive evaluation and specialized treatment for patients with hand or upper extremity injuries. Individualized care is provided for those patients with various upper extremity conditions that may have resulted from accidental or work-related injury, non-work-related conditions, cumulative trauma disorder, or nerve compression syndromes to name a few.

Our occupational therapy staff includes Certified Hand Therapists (C.H.T.) who have gained extensive knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology through advanced training.

Our highly trained staff provides treatment interventions for diagnoses that include:

  • Multiple trauma, including crush injury and burns
  • Nerve and tendon damage
  • Fractures of the finger, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Traumatic and surgical wounds
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Amputation and replantation
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Dequervains Tendonitis

Specialty services include:

  • Management of hand/upper extremities, nerve, vascular and soft tissue conditions and injuries
  • Custom fabrication of splints to improve function, prevent deformity and protect soft tissue and bone
  • Treatment of arthritic conditions
  • Functional activity retraining following disease or trauma of upper extremity
  • Wound Management
  • Work Station analysis and ergonomic assessment for prevention of cumulative trauma injuries (i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation

Our goal is to help an individual achieve maximum functional independence in daily activities or job-related tasks in the shortest period of time possible. This goal is attained through a dedicated team effort.The hand surgeons, therapists, nurses, office staff, and the patient are all a part of our winning team.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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